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Man questioned over allegedly killing sister

By Rana Husseini - Jun 12,2018 - Last updated at Jun 12,2018

AMMAN — Police are questioning a 30-year-old man who allegedly killed his sister at dawn on Sunday in Tafileh Governorate, official sources said.

The 36-year-old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital but was declared dead on arrival, a senior police official told The Jordan Times, noting that initial investigations indicated that “the suspect beat up his sister at dawn while at their home”.

The suspect reportedly beat up his sister and “she died as a result,” the official said.

"We still do not have a clear motive but our assumption is that it is a domestic dispute," the source continued, noting that the police "will have to wait for autopsy results and other investigations procedures before we reach a conclusion".

Meanwhile, a medical source told The Jordan Times that an autopsy is expected to be performed on the victim either today or tomorrow.

The Criminal Court prosecution office was also notified of the incident, a judicial source said.

“The Criminal Court prosecutor is scheduled to question the suspect and other family members today before levelling any charges,” the judicial source said.

The police official said investigations are ongoing in the incident.

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